Chrysler Concorde owners have reported 20 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 1999 Chrysler Concorde lx. The contact was driving 40 mph when a clicking noise was heard from under the hood. The contact also mentioned that the check engine warning light was illuminated and the engine stalled. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic advised that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 110,727.
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: the contact stated there was a tapping noise in the engine when started, which continued as the engine ran. When the vehicle would not start, an independent mechanic went to the contact's residence to inspect the vehicle. The manufacturer informed the contact there was no recall for the engine of that year, make and model.
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: the contact stated that after the purchase of the vehicle there were problems with the brakes which were caused by improper installation of the brake line. The engine also made several clunky noises. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the brakeline was installed improperly and oil sludge build up contaminated the engine causing the problems. On a second visit to the dealer the engine began to smoke indicating a blowout. The dealer determined the blow out was due to poor maintenance. The components affected were the timing chain, the control panel and the engine.
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: the contact stated the engine started making a tapping noise while idling. The vehicle was towed to a dealership. The dealership determined the engine seized and needed to be replaced, however no repairs were made. The vehicle has been maintained including oil changes on a regular basis.
Engine light came on at about 30 mph and I heard a light ticking sound. Engine was shut down immediately and car was towed into a garage. I was told the engine seized , and would cost $5,000 to replace e it. My car has 87000 miles, but I contacted Chrysler anyway and was told they couldn't help . My car sits because I cannot afford the cost of a rebuilt engine.
The contact heard a tapping noise coming from the engine on September 5, 2005. He had not driven it for a couple of days. Then, he took it to a mechanic, and they told him they believed that it had an engine problem. The contact drove the vehicle home, and the next time he tried to start vehicle up but it would not start. The contact towed it to a dealer, and they said the engine needed to be replaced. He had the engine replaced now. Updated 12/7/2005.
After parking caller tried to start vehicle and it would not start. Caller stated vehicle was making a ticking noise when he started it and then it would stop when the vehicle warmed up. Dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted yet.
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The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Concorde. The contact states that the engine was making a loud noise, it was like a clanking noise. The vehicle quit while he was on the off ramp. Previously to this there was sludge in the engine. Chryslers claims not to have heard any other complaints on this problem, but consumer has gotten on the internet and seen other complaints for this problem.
3/2/05 I left the car repair shop getting 2 sensors for my transmission replaced, I drove away, within 30 minutes of leaving, the engine began making loud clicking noises that then became a noise similar to a diesal engine running. I drove a total of approximately 4 miles, was sitting at a stop sign waiting to enter onto a main road, my engine just shut down. I was not able to restart the engine and unless I replace it for roughly $3500 the car is no longer able to be used. That is only the cost of the replacement engine without the labor charge included. . . Adding that will be an astronomical amount. This car has been well maintained, I purchased it new in 6/98. Having this happen is unacceptable.
2000 Chrysler Concorde with 56,000 miles I was driving on the garden state parkway near forked river, new jersey when I heard a popping sound, then the engine went dead. I looked under the hood and the plastic cover over the engine was torn and oil/gas was splattered everywhere. We needed to be towed off the gsp by their tow truck, then had to call aaa after that for another tow. Since we were about 80 miles from home, this resulted in a towing charge of over $200. My mechanic informed me that the engine needs to be replaced. He spoke with service personnel at three different Chrysler dealers, and all told him this is a common occurrence for the engine on this make and model vehicle, at or around 50,000 miles the timing chain breaks, resulting in irreparable damage to the engine. The estimated cost to replace the engine is $5,000.
The cruise control light flashed on and off. Then, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. Driver applied the brakes in order to stop. Following that a loud clanking noise was heard, and vehicle stalled. Driver tried to restart vehicle, but was unable to do so. Driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.
While driving vehicle stalled. Consumer heard a ticking noise coming from the front. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced due to worn out parts.
While driving engine blew up, heard a loud clanging noise. The dashboard lights illuminated. Vehicle completely shut down.
12/29/03 took car to dealership to check out intermittant clicking noise in engine. Upon inspection found sludge. Service department recommended replacing engine with the long block. I asked the service manger what would cause this and he stated 'it just happens". The replacement estimate was $6500. 00. We could not afford to pay $6500. 00 out of our pocket and continued to drive and maintain the car. It continued to make the noise intermittantly. In may 2004 while driving the car it began making an awful noise. Upon pulling over the car died and the motor had seized. This has had a huge economic impact on our livelyhood. As this car was our only reliable form of transportation, we were forced to purchase a used car that we could make small payments on as we needed transportation. We are required to maintain monthly car payments on the Concorde and keep full coverage insurance on this useless car sitting in my drive way. I still owe two and a half years worth of payments. This car will sit in my driveway until I can save enough money to replace the engine which probably will be after the car is paid off in 2 1/2 years.
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I have a 1998 Chrysler Concorde with 60,000 miles. Took it into Chrysler numberous times for a loud ticking noise in the engine, they siad they could not find the problem, then my engine totally died. Called Chrysler and was told to have it towed back to the dealer where they proceeded to come back with there is sludge in my engine from not proper oil changes. Not from me but from the previous owner,(which I bought the car with 23,000 miles on it with an extended warr. )so Chrysler said there is nothing they will do for me,and charged me 268. 00 to tear my engine apart and throw it in the trunk in pieces. I had the car towed from the lot and it sits in my driveway. But I was also told that they would be happy to put a new engine in my car for 5,000. 00 . What a joke.
While driving at undetermined speed consumer heard a clicking noise coming from the engine. Consumer shut the vehicle off, and preceded to restart the vehicle. However, the vehicle would not start. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer.
While driving engine started making clunky noise, pulled out of the road. Vehicle was towed and was diagnosed as engine lock up. Dealer not notified yet.
Going 70 mph on a freeway car and steering wheel began to vibrate violently. Heard clanking noise exit the freeway. Valve head was almost broken through due to rocker arm shaft mounting boss breaking. Had to receive roadside assistant. Chrysler was aware of the problem and issued a service bulletin to machine shops about what to do. The bolts had to replaced.
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A popping noise has been present since about 12000 miles. Repeated attempts to find have not resulted in a cure. At 35500 miles I insisted that the front end be completely checked. The four front cradle mounts were replaced but the noise continued. Additional checking revealed a left front axle that was defective. This still did not stop the noise. The rack and pinion steering assembly were replaced with only moderate changes in the noise. Now a left front strut and mount are being replaced. I have no assurrance that this will correct the problem. I know of one other Chrysler Concorde that has experienced rack and pinion failure in the past 30 days. This occurred while stopped at a traffic light. I have encouraged him to report this to the ntsb.
Upon starting vehicle consumer noticed a loud popping sound coming from under vehicle. Consumer restarted vehicle and engine would not turn over.
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|Engine Failure problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Knocking Noise problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||